Handling mail on a dialup connection
peter at circlesquared.com
Mon Mar 8 09:58:39 PST 2004
Robert Golovniov wrote:
> I would like to create an hourly cron to have the machine bring up
> the dialup connection, check for the new mail (with fetchmail), send
> any outgoing messages (with postfix) and then bring the connection
> To make things more complicated, I would like to use this dialup
> session to automatically update my virus databases for clamav,
> f-prot, and Panda AV.
> I think I could figure out how to set each of these processes in
> cron, but I am not sure how to tell the script that it should wait
> for one process to finish before it starts performing the second
> task. What is the best place to look for more information on that?
I'd write a shell script that did everything, then invoke that script
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